April is National Volunteer Month and we have a lot of volunteers we’re grateful for. Special Collections and Archives could not do what we do without the amazing volunteers who assist the staff on numerous important projects throughout the year.
Last year, our volunteers donated 1168 hours of their time – their work makes a huge difference! Currently, our seven volunteers are working on some exciting projects to help preserve historic records and prepare them for access.
Long-time SC&A volunteers Karen Pittman and Ed O’Shaugnessy, as well as Chip Boyer, are each working on different organization and preservation projects for the Dayton Daily News Archive, one of our most utilized collections.
Former SC&A Archivist and Reference Manager, John Armstrong, retired from his position in 2015. Lucky for us, John returned this spring to volunteer his time processing collections. He’s currently updating the finding aid for MS-251, Duriron Corporation Historical Collection.
J.B. Schroeder is identifying images and creating a detailed inventory of over 1,000 engine part drawings in MS-356, Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engine Drawing Collection.
Jahn Luke is creating a detailed inventory of the photographs in MS-364, Bernard Lindenbaum Vertical Flight Research Collection. Lindenbaum was an aeronautical engineer with the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory (AFFDL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio from the mid-1940s until the mid-1970s.
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!